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2011-02-24

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Footage claims to show Libyan mercenary

Footage has emerged which, it is alleged, shows anti-government demonstrators in Libya capturing a man believed to be a mercenary from Chad. It is

Footage has emerged which, it is alleged, shows anti-government demonstrators in Libya capturing a man believed to be a mercenary from Chad. It is

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Benghazi committee attempts to restore order

The Libyan army in the east has melted away, abandoning tanks and deserting or joining the people in their uprising against Colonel

The Libyan army in the east has melted away, abandoning tanks and deserting or joining the people in their uprising against Colonel

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Ivory Coast residents flee fighting in Abidjan

Hundreds have fled Abidjan after two days of clashes between factions of the presidential rivals in Ivory Coast’s main commercial hub. The UN says 15

Hundreds have fled Abidjan after two days of clashes between factions of the presidential rivals in Ivory Coast’s main commercial hub. The UN says 15

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Five Spanish soldiers die during bomb training

Five Spanish soldiers were killed when a device exploded during a training session at this top-level military academy near Madrid. Three others have

Five Spanish soldiers were killed when a device exploded during a training session at this top-level military academy near Madrid. Three others have

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Official guided tours begin of Chernobyl

Official guided tours have begun of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, closed since the catastrophic nuclear accident in 1986. Tourists

Official guided tours have begun of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, closed since the catastrophic nuclear accident in 1986. Tourists

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Calls for popular protests in Uganda

Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye has called for peaceful anti-government protests, and is pushing for a re-run of last week’s disputed

Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye has called for peaceful anti-government protests, and is pushing for a re-run of last week’s disputed

Business

Toyota recalls more vehicles over pedal issues

Toyota has expanded a recall over floormats to nearly 2.2 million vehicles. It said there is a risk that the carpet on the driver’s side could come

Toyota has expanded a recall over floormats to nearly 2.2 million vehicles. It said there is a risk that the carpet on the driver’s side could come

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Few Libyans looking to leave chaos - for now

With at least 30,000 foreign workers now estimated to have fled Libya, the border with Tunisia has become the favoured exit for about half. Most

With at least 30,000 foreign workers now estimated to have fled Libya, the border with Tunisia has become the favoured exit for about half. Most

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EU mulls Libya sanctions

The EU has been criticised for its handling of the Libyan revolt. Some accuse Europe of being too slow in speaking out against Colonel Muammar

The EU has been criticised for its handling of the Libyan revolt. Some accuse Europe of being too slow in speaking out against Colonel Muammar

Europe

EU sluggish on Italian migration help

The home affairs ministers of Germany, Sweden and Belgium have expressed scepticism over Italy’s warning that it is at risk of being invaded by

The home affairs ministers of Germany, Sweden and Belgium have expressed scepticism over Italy’s warning that it is at risk of being invaded by

Europe

EU, Russia slam Libyan bloodshed

The European Union and Russia have jointly condemned the bloody suppression of the Libyan people’s revolution. The full college of European

The European Union and Russia have jointly condemned the bloody suppression of the Libyan people’s revolution. The full college of European

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Gaddafi blames al-Qaeda for revolt

Muammar Gaddafi has blamed al-Qaeda for the uprising that currently has Libya in its grip. In a speech on state television, the Libyan leader

Muammar Gaddafi has blamed al-Qaeda for the uprising that currently has Libya in its grip. In a speech on state television, the Libyan leader

Business

Economic recovery threatened by oil price spike?

The spike in oil prices from the uprising in Libya is hitting people’s pockets at the petrol pumps and bringing warnings that it could be a

The spike in oil prices from the uprising in Libya is hitting people’s pockets at the petrol pumps and bringing warnings that it could be a

Business

GM back in annual profit

General Motors has reported its first full-year profit since 2004 of 4.7 billion dollars (3.4 billion euros). The top US carmaker’s fourth-quarter

General Motors has reported its first full-year profit since 2004 of 4.7 billion dollars (3.4 billion euros). The top US carmaker’s fourth-quarter

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RBS recovery undermined by bad loan losses

Royal Bank of Scotland returned to profit in the final months of 2010 and said its turnaround plan is ahead of target. But its results were worse

Royal Bank of Scotland returned to profit in the final months of 2010 and said its turnaround plan is ahead of target. But its results were worse

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BASF back on dividend track

Germany’s BASF has pleased its shareholders with an improved dividend payout for last year as its sales to the car industry picked up. The world’s

Germany’s BASF has pleased its shareholders with an improved dividend payout for last year as its sales to the car industry picked up. The world’s

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Rebels claim gains in Western Libya

The proof of events in Benghazi has finally arrived with agency pictures showing the damage from fighting there, and the near total destruction of

The proof of events in Benghazi has finally arrived with agency pictures showing the damage from fighting there, and the near total destruction of

Culture

Daniel Bruhl stars in German football fever movie

“Goodbye Lenin” revelation Daniel Bruhl is starring in a brand new biopic about the man who brought football to Germany. Loosely based on a

“Goodbye Lenin” revelation Daniel Bruhl is starring in a brand new biopic about the man who brought football to Germany. Loosely based on a

Culture

Young Moroccan artist on show in Casablanca

The paintings of young Morrocan artist Narjiss Eljoubari are on show in Casablanca. Her works center around a single theme: the umbrella.

The paintings of young Morrocan artist Narjiss Eljoubari are on show in Casablanca. Her works center around a single theme: the umbrella.

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Bin Laden to blame for Libya's revolt: Gaddafi

The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has given an extraordinary interview by phone with Libyan state television blaming the revolt against his rule on

The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has given an extraordinary interview by phone with Libyan state television blaming the revolt against his rule on

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Assange criticises 'rubber-stamp' extradition

A British court has agreed to extradite Julian Assange to Sweden where the Wikileaks founder is accused of sex offences. The judge rejected

A British court has agreed to extradite Julian Assange to Sweden where the Wikileaks founder is accused of sex offences. The judge rejected

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US closer to recognising gay marriages

For 15 years, a law in the United States defined marriage to be between a man and a woman. But in a policy shift, the government has announced that

For 15 years, a law in the United States defined marriage to be between a man and a woman. But in a policy shift, the government has announced that

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Gaddafi loses control of western towns

After 10 days of protests in Libya there are few signs of the regime restoring control, even in the capital Tripoli. Despite Colonel Gaddafi and

After 10 days of protests in Libya there are few signs of the regime restoring control, even in the capital Tripoli. Despite Colonel Gaddafi and

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Sweden's extradition of Assange approved

A British judge has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual offense charges. Assange denies the

A British judge has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual offense charges. Assange denies the

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UK report calls for more women in top jobs

Women should occupy at least a quarter of jobs on the boards of the UK’s top companies within four years, suggests a report issued by the

Women should occupy at least a quarter of jobs on the boards of the UK’s top companies within four years, suggests a report issued by the

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Bahrain protesters set for long haul

Pearl Square in the centre of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, remains besieged by people firmly intending to maintain their peaceful protest for

Pearl Square in the centre of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, remains besieged by people firmly intending to maintain their peaceful protest for

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Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

A British judge has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual offense charges. Assange denies the

A British judge has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual offense charges. Assange denies the

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Gaddafi 'personally ordered' Lockerbie bombing

The Lockerbie bombing was ordered personally by Colonel Gaddafi, according to quotes attributed to Libya’s ex-justice minister who resigned recently

The Lockerbie bombing was ordered personally by Colonel Gaddafi, according to quotes attributed to Libya’s ex-justice minister who resigned recently

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Bahrain's king releases prisoners

A number of political prisoners in Bahrain have been released from jail. Read our news file

A number of political prisoners in Bahrain have been released from jail. Read our news file